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A case of ovarian actinomycosis.
Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2003; 11(3):171-3.ID

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Pelvic actinomycosis is uncommon and often presents as a complication of an intrauterine device (IUD). A diagnosis of actinomycosis can be made from the finding of sulfur granules within inflammatory exudate on histologic examination after surgery. However, it may be possible to diagnose actinomycosis before surgery by finding Actinomyces-like organisms on Papanicolaou smears.

CASE

A 41-year-old woman had been diagnosed as having a pelvic abscess, and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy was performed. She had been an IUD user for 6 years. Actinomyces-like organisms were detected in her previous Papanicolaou cervical smears. If the patient had been treated when the Actinomyces-like organisms were detected by Papanicolaou smears, the serious ovarian actinomycosis might have been avoided.

CONCLUSION

We suggest that routine cervical examinations are important for women who are IUD users.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, School of Medicine, Sapporo Medical University, Japan. miwasaki@sapmed.ac.jpNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15022879

Citation

Iwasaki, Masahiro, et al. "A Case of Ovarian Actinomycosis." Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology, vol. 11, no. 3, 2003, pp. 171-3.
Iwasaki M, Nishikawa A, Akutagawa N, et al. A case of ovarian actinomycosis. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2003;11(3):171-3.
Iwasaki, M., Nishikawa, A., Akutagawa, N., Fujimoto, T., Teramoto, M., & Kudo, R. (2003). A case of ovarian actinomycosis. Infectious Diseases in Obstetrics and Gynecology, 11(3), 171-3.
Iwasaki M, et al. A Case of Ovarian Actinomycosis. Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol. 2003;11(3):171-3. PubMed PMID: 15022879.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A case of ovarian actinomycosis. AU - Iwasaki,Masahiro, AU - Nishikawa,Akira, AU - Akutagawa,Noriyuki, AU - Fujimoto,Takashi, AU - Teramoto,Mizue, AU - Kudo,Ryuichi, PY - 2004/3/17/pubmed PY - 2004/4/16/medline PY - 2004/3/17/entrez SP - 171 EP - 3 JF - Infectious diseases in obstetrics and gynecology JO - Infect Dis Obstet Gynecol VL - 11 IS - 3 N2 - BACKGROUND: Pelvic actinomycosis is uncommon and often presents as a complication of an intrauterine device (IUD). A diagnosis of actinomycosis can be made from the finding of sulfur granules within inflammatory exudate on histologic examination after surgery. However, it may be possible to diagnose actinomycosis before surgery by finding Actinomyces-like organisms on Papanicolaou smears. CASE: A 41-year-old woman had been diagnosed as having a pelvic abscess, and bilateral salpingo-oophorectomy was performed. She had been an IUD user for 6 years. Actinomyces-like organisms were detected in her previous Papanicolaou cervical smears. If the patient had been treated when the Actinomyces-like organisms were detected by Papanicolaou smears, the serious ovarian actinomycosis might have been avoided. CONCLUSION: We suggest that routine cervical examinations are important for women who are IUD users. SN - 1064-7449 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15022879/A_case_of_ovarian_actinomycosis_ L2 - https://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10647440300025517 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -